- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man who once posed as Scottish nobility has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for welfare fraud.

Colin Chisholm pleaded guilty in November to improperly collecting $167,000 in welfare and food stamps. The 62-year-old agreed to the 21-month prison sentence imposed Monday under his plea deal. The Star Tribune reports (https://strib.mn/1xKXdev ) his 54-year-old wife, Andrea Chisholm, pleaded guilty last August and has finished her sentence.

Authorities say the self-styled “Lord and Lady Chisholm” had more than $3 million in the bank, lived in a $1.6 million mansion on Lake Minnetonka in suburban Deephaven and owned a $1 million yacht during part of the time from 2005 through 2012 when they were illegally receiving benefits in Minnesota and Florida. They were arrested last March in the Bahamas.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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